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Curriculum - MS in Human Nutrition

Thirty semester hours are required to complete this degree.  All students must complete research core classes such as Research Methods and Biostatistics and a Capstone experience. There are three curriculum tracks available: Generalist, Community, or Clinical.

Required Courses

Generalist Track

  • NHM 555 Life Cycle Nutrition or NHM 567 Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill
  • NHM 561 Advanced Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
  • NHM 562 Metabolism of Energy Nutrients
  • HES 509 Research Methods
  • CHS 525 Biostatistics
  • Five electives (three must be designated as NHM)

Community Track

  • NHM 550 Community Nutrition I
  • NHM 551 Community Nutrition II
  • NHM 555 Maternal and Infant Nutrition
  • NHM 556 Child and Adolescent Nutrition
  • NHM 557 Childhood Obesity or NHM 558 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
  • HES 509 Research Methods
  • CHS 525 Biostatistics
  • CHS 520 Epidemiology
  • Two electives (one must be designated as NHM)

Clinical Track

  • NHM 561 Advanced Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
  • NHM 562 Metabolism of Energy Nutrients
  • NHM 557 Childhood Obesity or NHM 558 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
  • NHM 567 Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill
  • NHM 568 Nutrition for the Older Adult
  • HES 509 Research Methods
  • CHS 525 Biostatistics
  • Three electives (one must be designated as NHM)

Electives

  • NHM 530 Advanced Nutrition Counseling
  • NHM 625 Nutritional Epidemiology
  • HHE 520 Health Behavior
  • HHE 530 Health Promotion Techniques
  • NUR 510 Basic Concepts of Teaching Diabetes Self-Management Techniques
  • NUR 516 Advanced Diabetes Management
  • CHS 520 Basic Epidemiology
  • CSM 537 Developing the Leader Within
  • CSM 575 Entrepreneurship in HES

Learn more about each of these tracks and other pertinent information.

Electives must be approved by the student′s academic advisor. Please note that courses are subject to change.